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Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Turmeric

Version 1 : Received: 20 November 2021 / Approved: 22 November 2021 / Online: 22 November 2021 (13:27:03 CET)

How to cite: Shankar, A. Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Turmeric. Preprints 2021, 2021110394. Shankar, A. Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Turmeric. Preprints 2021, 2021110394.


Turmeric is highly tolerant to several climatic changes and can grow under high temperatures and moderate drought conditions. This herb is very much dependant on optimum rainfall, optimum heat with less chilling or freezing conditions. These conditions if are more than normal would tend to reduce the yields of the crops and also effect the productivity. To reduce such drastic yield losses certain conventional plant breeding methods were employed but were very less effective compared to plant biotechnology. To reduce these loses by stresses, extensive and effective molecular biology methods were employed which identifies the genes that are stress responsive along with certain methods like gene transfer, genetic engineering was also known to be effective. All these methods are quite helpful in mitigating the yield losses and promoting healthy growth in the plants. The maintenance of rhizome size, curcumin content, essential oils etc. is very much necessary for the turmeric crop because of its role, especially in the medical field. Therefore, the yield losses are reduced to a maximum extent so that development of smart turmeric is easy and crop designing is possible only with the advanced techniques involved in agriculture biotechnology.


Turmeric; Climate change; Improved nutrition


Biology and Life Sciences, Biology and Biotechnology

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